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Call for Nominations for CAUT Executive Committee

Deadline for submitting nominations is March 1, 2024.

Nominations are being sought for the following positions on the CAUT Executive Committee:  

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Chair of the Collective Bargaining and Organizing Committee
  • Chair of the Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee
  • Co-Chair of the Equity Committee
  • Representative-at-large (Quebec)
  • Representative-at-large (Aboriginal)
  • Representative-at-large (Francophone)
  • Two Representatives-at-large (General)

Elections by secret ballot will take place during the CAUT Council meeting to be held in Ottawa, April 25-27, 2024

Nominations of members of marginalized groups are encouraged, including but not limited to Aboriginal peoples; women; racialized academic staff; academic staff with disabilities; and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, queer, and two-spirited academic staff.

Nomination Procedures

All candidates are required to submit a Nomination Package.

Documentation Required for Nomination Package

1.   Executive Committee Nomination Form

All candidates must submit a completed Executive Committee Nomination Form.

2.   Letter of Nomination

All nomination packages must include a letter of nomination. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The letter of nomination will be included in the Council delegates’ kit and available online.

3.   Candidate Statement

Candidates must complete a candidate statement of no more than 750 words that includes the agreement of the candidate to serve if elected and outlines their experience in academic staff association matters, their reasons for seeking election, and priorities and issues on which they feel CAUT should focus. Statements will be translated into English or French as applicable and will be included in the Council delegates’ kit and available online.

Statements must not contain hyperlinks or attachments. A photo submission should be emailed to CAUTnominations-candidaturesACPPU@caut.ca and be at least 500 pixels wide by x 800 pixels tall at 150 DPI in JPEG or PNG format.

Nominations should be sent to:

Robin Vose
Chair, Elections and Resolutions Committee
Canadian Association of University Teachers
2705 Queensview Drive
Ottawa, ON   K2B 8K2
Fax: (613) 820-7244
Email: CAUTnominations-candidaturesACPPU@caut.ca

Description of Positions & Terms of Office

President (1-year term)
Responsible for guiding the affairs of the Association between meetings of Council and for ensuring that policies approved by Council are implemented. A nominee for the position of President should have had considerable experience in academic staff association affairs at the local level.

Vice-President (1-year term)
Responsible for assisting the President with his or her responsibilities and undertaking other duties as decided by the Executive Committee.

Treasurer (2-year term)
Responsible for the preparation of draft budgets and financial statements and for ensuring that proper controls remain in place to ensure the financial integrity of the Association.

Chair of the Collective Bargaining and Organizing Committee (2-year term)
Responsible for chairing the Collective Bargaining and Organizing Committee and undertaking other duties as decided by the Officers and Executive Committee. A nominee for the position of chair of the CBO Committee should have considerable experience in collective bargaining and organizing and shall normally have served at least one year on the committee.

Chair of the Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee (2-year term)
Responsible for chairing the Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee and undertaking other duties as decided by the Officers and Executive Committee. A nominee for the position of chair of the Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee should have considerable experience representing the interests of librarians and archivists, should have knowledge of relevant policy matters, and shall normally have served at least one year on the committee.

Co-Chair of the Equity Committee 1 position (2-year term)
Responsible for co-chairing the Equity Committee and undertaking other duties as decided by the Officers and Executive Committee. A nominee for the position of Co-Chair of the Equity Committee should have considerable experience in matters of equity. At least one shall be a woman, two-spirit, trans, non-binary, or gender-diverse person.

Representative-at-large (Quebec) (1-year term)
Responsible for undertaking duties as decided by the Officers and the Executive Committee.

Representative-at-large (Aboriginal) (1-year term)
Responsible for undertaking duties as decided by the Officers and the Executive Committee. Will serve as the Executive liaison to the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education Working Group.

Representative-at-large (Francophone) (1-year term)
Responsible for undertaking duties as decided by the Officers and the Executive Committee. Will serve as the Executive liaison to the Executive’s Francophone Committee.

Representatives-at-large (General) — 2 positions (1-year term)
Responsible for undertaking duties as decided by the Officers and the Executive Committee.

CAUT Release Time Policy

For information regarding release time for CAUT Executive Committee members, please consult the CAUT Release Time Policy.